Parental communication appears not to be an effective strategy to reduce smoking in a sample of Dutch adolescents.

@article{Harakeh2009ParentalCA,
  title={Parental communication appears not to be an effective strategy to reduce smoking in a sample of Dutch adolescents.},
  author={Zeena Harakeh and Rob Engels and Endy A W den Exter Blokland and Ron Scholte and Ad A. Vermulst},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={823-41}
}
This longitudinal study examined the reciprocal effects of the frequency of parent-adolescent communication on tobacco-related issues (smoking-specific communication), and adolescents' smoking. Participants were 428 Dutch older and younger siblings between 13 and 16 years old. Smoking-specific communication did not affect youth smoking in general; however, among younger, but not older, siblings, smoking-specific communication was associated with a higher likelihood of smoking over time. In… CONTINUE READING

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